( ketoprofen )
25 mg dark green / red capsule
50 mg dark green / light green
75 mg dark green / white capsule
To reduce inflammation; to reduce pain.
For anti-inflammatory action and
Orudis comes in 25 mg, 50 mg and
75 mg capsules. Recommended daily dose is 150 to 300 mg, divided into three
or four doses. Oruvail is a more recently introduced variant with a longer
Like other drugs of this group,
the most frequent side effects are gastrointestinal. Irritation of the
stomach lining can cause nausea, heartburn, and indigestion. Occasionally,
individuals note fluid retention. Allergic reactions such as rash or asthma
are very rare. Hospitalization for gastrointestinal bleeding occurs in over
1% of those taking full doses for one year.
This is a relatively new drug of
this class, but there is wide experience with it in other countries and
chemically it is closely relate to ibuprofen, naproxen, and fenoprofen. For
irritation of the stomach, decrease the dose or spread the tablets out
throughout the day. Absorption will be slightly decreased if you take the
drug after meals o after antacids, but greater comfort may result.
Ketoprofen is useful in rheumatoid arthritis. It has found use in
degenerative arthritis of the hip and for treatment of local conditions. as
is true for other drugs of this group, ketoprofen will be the preferred drug
for certain individuals.